Table top processors

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  1. redtail

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    Good evening all!!

    I recently bought a "DURST RCP 40 VARIOSPEED COLOR PROCESSOR." So recently that I haven't even taken delivery of it yet!! I now have a chance to buy a "Fujimoto CP-30 3H Processor ColorStar / Color Star 3000". Thoughts/comments on either one? Is one better than the other? Any support for these available?
    BTW--I am currently experiencing a "rebirth" in the old film type, photography, processing. I just recently took delivery of a Durst Labrator 1000 4x5 color enlarger.
    Thanks for any and all input!!

    Randy
     
  2. Greg Davis

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    The Durst will process 16 inch wide paper, but the Fujimoto will only do 11 inch, if I am not mistaken.
     
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    Fujimoto CP-31/32 will do 12 inch wide, not sure on Cp-30. If you are talking about the one on ebay, I'd pass. IT's more than a couple generations old, and if you want one, get a Cp-31 (or 32), it's much more recent and parts are still available.
     
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    Fujimoto processors are very well built. I have a CP31. Lots of stable rubber rollers, stainless steel where the metal get wet. The digital thermometer in mine died; likely a dried out capacitor. I have replaced it with an analog controller. The beauty of this thing is it will do 12" wide on 1.85l of chems.

    I also have a colourstar 3000 analyser/timer. While you can print without one, it greatly eases the printing of colour if it is not the sort of thing that you do most days.
     
  5. redtail

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    Thanks!! More questions

    Hey guys thanks for all of your responses. Any and all comments are appreciative. Unless the Fujimoto is a complete waste of my money, hey I got it for almost less than the cost to go pick it up, I just couldn't go wrong!! You are right, it will go 11" wide. I expect to take delivery of the Durst early this week.
    Does any one have a manual for the Fujimoto?
     
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    See my PM.